Zane's Redemption (Scanguards Vampires #5)
*Submitted for review by Publisher*
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The last thing vampire bodyguard Zane wants to do is to guard a hybrid, a half-vampire, half-human, whose father wants to keep her a virgin. Known for his violent temper and callous lack of compassion, Zane’s out-of-control rage, born of the cruelty he suffered during the Holocaust, drives him to focus only on revenge. Trying to find the last of his torturers is his only goal in life.
Portia is a young hybrid with a serious dilemma: in a few weeks, her body will be set in its final vampire form. If she is to avoid having to live out her immortal life as a virgin, she must find a lover in that short time—something her father hires Zane to prevent.
The moment Portia and Zane meet, rules begin to bend, and a forbidden attraction bursts into flames hotter than the hell of Zane’s past. But that past threatens to pull them apart unless they can overcome their prejudice, forsake hate for love, and revenge for forgiveness.
Zane is a vampire, a member of the Scanguards, he hears a woman in trouble, a woman being violated and saves her but when he sees the woman, he mutilates and tears her attackers apart, he is enraged by what they had done to the woman who resembles his little sister Rachel from his past, a very painful past. This act leads to him being downgraded in his class at the Scanguards and pulled off assignment as punishment, but is given the opportunity to redeem himself by being put in charge of guarding a hybrid vampire while her father is out of town. But thing just get more complicated for Zane with someone out to see him killed, the very person who destroyed his soul in the past, who made him what he is.
Portia is a hybrid vampire on the cusp of her twenty-first birthday and needs to find a man as soon as possible but not all goes to plan when her father finds out what she is up to and refuses to let her go through with it. He hires Zane under the pretences of stopping his daughter from doing anything against his will, not that Portia was going to just sit back and accept it, and she is determined to see through her plans, which gets all the more tempting when she lays eyes on Mr. Sexy and Delicious Zane. The heat between Portia and Zane is instant and she knows that she wants him to help her with what she needs to do, but Zane is reluctant, at first that is. When it comes to light the connection between Zane’s past and Portia it tears him apart and he pushed Portia away, but he eventually sees the light and is determined to get her back.
This as a great read, if you love The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward or the Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian you are going to enjoy reading this one. I loved the characters, the tormented nature of Zane and Portia’s willingness to do what is right for her, to not be controlled and treated like property by her father. Lots of butt kicking action combined with steamy scenes that were perfectly written. I don’t think there was anything I didn’t like about this book, it was brilliant, loved it from start to finish.